TRAFFIC ADVISORIES Currently in effect on county roadways
Halloween Parade Routes, Hammonton and Mays Landing
On Wednesday, October 27, the Kiwanis Halloween Parade will be held in downtown Hammonton, 7-9 PM, via Bellevue Avenue. This may impact those who are trying to access the in-Person Early Voting site at the Hammonton Family Success Center, 310 Bellevue Avenue, which will be open 10 AM – 8 PM that day.
On Saturday, October 30, the Hamilton Township Halloween Parade will be held on Main Street in Mays Landing, 6:30-9 PM, adjacent to the Atlantic County Library, Mays Landing branch at 40 Farragut Avenue, which is also serving as an In-Person Early Voting site. It will be open 10 AM – 8 PM that day.
Those who plan to vote at either of these locations on these dates should allow extra time for travel.
In-Person Early Voting will be available at six locations in Atlantic County from Saturday, October 23 through Sunday, October 31. Hours for all will be 10 AM – 8 PM, Monday – Saturday, and 10 AM – 6 PM on Sunday. For more information, please visit: https://www.atlantic-county.org/elections
Egg Harbor Road/Green Bank Road, Mullica Township
On Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22, an alternating lane traffic pattern will be in effect on Egg Harbor/Green Bank Road in Mullica Township, between CR 563 (Green Bank Road) and CR 624 (Clarks Landing Road), 7 AM – 5 PM, weather permitting, for county road work.
Motorists may experience delays and should plan travel time accordingly or seek an alternate route.
EHT Advisories for work by NJTA, week of October 18
Zion Road On Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22, a one lane, alternating traffic pattern will be in effect on Zion Road, between Bargaintown Road and Old Zion Road, 7 AM – 3 PM, weather permitting.
Steelmanville Road On Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22, a one lane alternating traffic pattern will be in effect on Steelmanville Road, between Ocean Heights Avenue and Blackman Road, 7 AM – 3 PM, weather permitting.
Ocean Heights Avenue On Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 22, a one lane alternating traffic pattern will be in effect on Ocean Heights Avenue, between Steelmanville Road and Blackman Road, 7 AM – 3 PM, Monday through Thursday and 7 AM – 2 PM on Friday, weather permitting.
Pitney Road, Galloway
On Saturday, October 23, a full detour will be in effect on Pitney Road in Galloway, between Jimmie Leeds Road and Ridgewood Avenue, 6 AM - 4 PM, weather permitting, for county road improvement work.
Motorists should follow the posted detour or seek an alternate route and plan travel time accordingly.
Update: New York Avenue Bridge Replacement in Hamilton Township
Atlantic County is beginning pre-construction activities for the emergency replacement of the New York Avenue bridge in Hamilton Township (HML-66) The bridge was closed to traffic in February after a field inspection found structural damage that was confirmed by an engineering underwater dive team.
The design phase for the bridge over Gravelly Run, between Reega Avenue and Route 40, has been completed and a $1.43 million contract was awarded to RE Pierson Construction Co. of Pilesgrove, NJ through an emergency contract process.
Pre-construction activities include tree trimming within the township right-of-ways to allow for clearance of cranes and other construction equipment, installation of soil erosion and sediment control measures, site clearing, and demolition of the existing bridge.
The new pre-fabricated bridge sections are expected to be delivered before the end of October. The county was able to have the company begin fabrication of the bridge prior to having the contractor selected to help expedite the project.
Barring any delays due to inclement weather, approved change orders or supply shortages, the county is on schedule to have the bridge substantially completed and re-opened to traffic before the end of the year. A project like this, under normal conditions, would take as long as three years from design to completion. When the county was unexpectedly forced to close the bridge for safety reasons, officials stated they would do everything they could to reduce the duration of the closure and its impact on motorists.
Eighth Street Bridge, Folsom
Beginning on or about Tuesday, April 13 until further notice, the Eighth Street bridge over Penny Pot Stream in Folsom Borough, between Blue Anchor Road (CR 561) and Second Road (CR 559), will be closed to traffic after an inspection revealed extensive damage to the superstructure of the bridge, mandating its closure until the bridge can be replaced.
A full detour for Eighth Street will be in effect. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and plan travel time accordingly.
UPDATE - New York Avenue Bridge, Hamilton Township
After an inspection and evaluation, the New York Avenue bridge over Gravelly Run in Hamilton Township, between Reega Avenue and Route 40, will remain closed to traffic until further notice.
The damage assessment by an engineering underwater dive team revealed extensive damage to the superstructure of the bridge, requiring its closure.
Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route and plan travel time accordingly.
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